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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    ERNEST GIMSON

    WRITING TABLE, CIRCA 1908

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ERNEST GIMSON
    WRITING TABLE, CIRCA 1908
    walnut, with single drawer and pendant brass pulls, the top and supports edged with ebony and holly banding
    30in. (76.2cm.) high; 34in. (86.4cm.) wide; 22 5/8in. (57.5cm.) deep


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    Ernest Gimson was greatly influenced by William Morris and believed that the craftsman should have a direct relationship with the materials. Executing his designs, therefore, was time consuming as he employed only one small circular saw for cutting fine veneers. Here chamfering and alternating light dark veneer inlays emphasise the structure of his design.

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    Saleroom Notice

    This lot should read by Peter Waals with an estimate of GBP 2000 - 3000.